Join us as we enjoy a glass of Pommery 2004 Les Clos Pompadour in the Clos itself whilst comparing it to its predecessor 2003, Clément explains the his affection for the 2004 vintage and how it was his first year as Vineyard manager before transitioning to Chef de Cave in 2017. Les Clos Pompadour, is the single largest clos in champagne, some 25 hectares are nestled in within the city walls of Reims with an impressive 2 metre high wall surrounding the entire vineyard. We discuss the benefits of the Vine age, chalk soils, size of the Clos and the microclimate in which it forms.
WEATHER: The 2004 vintage saw an initial winter of mild temperatures with intermittent storms and hail. The spring and summer months were hot and sunny and the sugar levels late in September produced good quality fruits, especially for the Pinot Noir grapes. A huge harvest in general for the region. Overall many experts believe that 2004 is one of the greatest vintages of the last two decades.